I sell ONLY ORIGINAL items and NOT ANY reproductions. I’m not quite sure what to call this item. Please read very carefully (all the way to the end). Either it is a simple promissory of some kind or it is some kind of BEARER BOND. Whatever it is, is exactly up to you to decide. It is hand written by the. Signed by the PRESIDENT of the. U T H E R N P A C I F I C R A I L R. H N M A R I. N W A S K. The following is what is hand written on this piece of. Very old RAILROAD PAPER. Upper right hand corner is written Office S. P. R. Company, Marshall Texas October 1st, 1866. On the first day of January 1867, For Value Received, The Southern Pacific Rail Road Company promised to pay to William Bradfield or bearer, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, with Interest from date at the rate of Eight per cent per annum. Lower left hand corner signed, A. Lower right corner has an affixed. That has a hand written cancellation with. A date of Oct 11, 1866. CONDITION: This item has ONE normal horizontal fold, some toning from the stamp but, it is still in very good condition. The approximate size of this item is 8 1/4″ X 4 1/2″. SOME HISTORICAL NOTES (not sure how accurate they are). JOHN MARION WASKOM was born in1813 & died in1883. John Marion Waskom was born in 1813. Louisiana, to William C Waskom and Eleanor Waskom (born Slocum). Will iam was born in 1796, in Covington, St. Eleanor was born in? John had 13 siblings: F M Waskom, John Millage Waskom and eleven. John married Nancy Ann Waskom (born Cook). Nancy was born on November 13 1819, in Mississippi, USA. They had 3 children: Sanctus Emmett Waskom and 2 other children. Martha Jane Waskom was the 2. Wife of John M. She was his wife during the time he brought the railroad through the area. John passed away during the year of. 1883, at age 69 in. He was buried with his 3. Cemetery at Jefferson, Texas. Waskom is on the Louisiana state line and the Union Pacific. Railway at the intersection of Farm roads 134 and 9, U. Highway 80, and Interstate. Highway 20, eighteen miles southeast of Marshall in southeastern Harrison County. The community was founded about 1850 as. Who owned a land grant in the area. It had a post office as. Powellton from 1850 to 1872. The name was changed to Waskom Station in 1872 and. To Waskom in 1881 to. Waskom, a director of the Southern. Pacific Railroad who was instrumental in. Bringing the railroad through the community. By 1884 Waskom had an estimated population of 150 inhabitants, two black Baptist. Churches, a school, a sawmill, and four steam gristmills and cotton gins. Population had grown to an estimated TWO HUNDRED SEVEN people in 1904. Branch of a second. Railroad, the Missouri, Kansas and Texas, was built through the community about 1900. Oil was discovered near Waskom in 1924, and Waskom’s population increased to. Some 1,000 inhabitants by the mid-1920s. In 1930 the Waskom Independent School. District served TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN white pupils and EIGHT. HUNDRED SEVEN black pupils in segregated facilities. The town had ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTEE inhabitants and. Nine businesses, including a large timber mill. When Waskom incorporated in 1941, it had a population of FIVE. 1946 new gas and distillate producers were discovered in the area, and the Waskom. Economy was also bolstered by the local Frost Lumber Industries. Extreme eastern boundary of Texas, Waskom has also been the site of numerous filling. Increased from SEVEN HUNDRED NINETEEN in 1952 to 2,182 in 1988. An information office of the Texas Tourist. Bureau in Waskom operated daily throughout the year in 1988. In 1990 the population. The population reached 2,068 in 2000. Three railroads, the Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company, the Eastern Texas Railroad Company, and the Washington County Rail Road Company, were completed and opened after the outbreak of the CIVIL WAR. Other operating companies, such as the Houston and Texas Central, were forced to suspend their construction efforts. Additional railroads, such as the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railroad Company and the Indianola Railroad Company, had graded rights-of-way or had construction materials on hand, but were unable to resume construction until much later. Although most of the Texas railroads did not suffer the depredations inflicted elsewhere in the South, all were in bad physical condition at the close of hostilities. Four years of constant use without materials or manpower for repairs had taken their toll. The Texas and New Orleans was forced to shut down between Beaumont and Orange. In addition, the rails of the Eastern Texas between Beaumont and Sabine Pass had been removed to be used for fortifications and other military needs. Ordered the destruction of the San Antonio and Mexican Gulf to prevent its falling. Hands of enemy forces. The Southern Pacific Railroad. Company later a part of the. And not related to the present. Had been required to remove part of its line between Marshall and Swanson’s Landing on Caddo Lake and to relay the rails to connect with the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railway Company near the Louisiana line, thus forming a route between Marshall and Shreveport, Louisiana. Late in the war one short line was constructed in Houston when the Galveston and Houston Junction Railroad built a bridge across Buffalo Bayou, connecting the Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company with the Houston and Texas Central. When you receive your item, PLEASE leave feedback (I will see it) and I will reciprocate feedback at that time. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOOD LUCK TO YOU. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Railroadiana & Trains\Other Railroadiana”. The seller is “texasjohnnyboy” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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